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 Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 2 Apr 2003 (aged 61)
Bramcote, Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire, England
Burial West Bridgford, Rushcliffe Borough, Nottinghamshire, England
Memorial ID 7322959 · View Source
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Musician, Songwriter. Born Charles Hatcher in Nashville, Tennessee, he formed his first group, the Future Tones, in 1957, recording one single before his three-year army service. In 1965, he was offered a solo deal following two years of touring with another band. Early hits included "Agent Double-O Soul" and "Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S)." But his biggest success came with "War," a Number 1 hit in 1970 during a time of growing anti-Vietnam War protests. Other top 10 hits included "Contact" and "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio." Starr, who made a brief comeback during the disco craze, later spent most of his time touring Europe on the oldies circuit. In England, Starr participated in an award-winning British Broadcasting Corperation radio series on the United States civil rights movement. In 1995, he was featured on a Walt Disney children's workout album entitled "Mousercise."

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  • Originally Created by: Fan of the Site
  • Added: 2 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7322959
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Starr (21 Jan 1942–2 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7322959, citing Southern Cemetery and Crematorium, West Bridgford, Rushcliffe Borough, Nottinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .